Actress Heather Langenkamp made a huge bloody splash in Hollywood with her performance as Nancy in the three best entries in the Nightmare on Elm Street series, securing herself a spot at the top of the heap for horror heroines. But beyond a starring role on the sitcom Just the Ten of Us, Langenkamp has had a spotty acting career, choosing to stay out of the limelight. But she was in one of the year’s biggest films, Star Trek Into Darkness, and unless you have some sort of x-ray vision, you probably had no idea you were looking at her.
Langenkamp played Moto, a fat-faced Starfleet security officer that had just a tad less screentime than Kirk or Spock. So why would she choose to play an amorphous blob instead of something more flashy? Well, the blob is actually a design created by the L.A. makeup and effects company AFX Studio, which she runs with her husband David LeRoy Anderson. In fact, many of the creatures, most noticeably those seen in the beginning of the film on the alien planet, were the fruit of AFX’s efforts. They also worked on some of the wicked beasts in Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods.